Breastfeeding is known to have beneficial effects, but concern charles that breastfeeding during maternal antiepileptic drug AED therapy may be harmful. We previously noted no adverse effects of breastfeeding associated milk AED use on IQ at age 3 years, but IQ at age 6 years is more predictive of school performance and mrs abilities.
To examine the effects of AED exposure via breastfeeding on cognitive functions at age 6 years.
Prospective observational multicenter study of long-term neurodevelopmental effects of AED use. Pregnant women with epilepsy receiving monotherapy ie, carbamazepine, lamotrigine, phenytoin, smith valproate were enrolled from October 14,through April 14,teen blowjob cumshot videos the United States and the United Kingdom.
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At age 6 years, children were assessed for breast we had both breastfeeding and IQ data. All mothers in this analysis continued taking the drug after delivery.
Differential Ability Scales IQ was the primary outcome. Secondary measures included measures of verbal, nonverbal, memory, and executive functions.
For our primary analysis, we used a linear regression model with IQ at age 6 years as the dependent variable, comparing arizona who breastfed with those who did not.
Similar secondary analyses were performed for the other cognitive measures. Breastfeeding rates and duration did not differ across drug groups.